Chapter 18: Number One Holy Land? So What?
Translator: Sparrow_ Editor: Sparrow_, Yuui
Lin Feng’s heart suddenly sank when he discovered that the green-gowned woman was from the Great Void Sect.
In this Heaven Primal world, even women and children knew that the strongest three sects were the Tao Holy Land: Great Void Sect, the Buddhist Holy Land: Great Thunderclap Temple and the Sword Holy Land: Mount Shu Sword Sect.
The Great Thunderclap Temple and the Mount Shu Sword Sect might not show it but they also had to admit that there was a distinction amongst the three great holy lands. The Great Void Sect was undoubtedly the head of the three great holy lands, the number one sect in the world.
Unlike the other two holy lands with many followers and disciples, the Great Void Sect was actually very low-profile and its number of disciples was not high. However, the world would definitely feel the presence of disciples of the Great Void Sect.
The Great Void Sect only took in the elite with ridiculously high standards. All their disciples were extremely talented prodigies.
Not considering other aspects, the average value of the Great Void Sect’s disciples was definitely number one in the world. That place has the highest density of the Heaven Primal world’s prodigies.
The Great Void Sect’s tao techniques and abilities are also famous throughout Heaven Primal, their supreme taoist scripture “Profundity of the Void Tao” is hailed as the tao technique closest to the way of the heavens. As long as it is practised, one is guaranteed to achieve the great realm of Primordial Spirit.
Moreover, the Heavenly Cage Mantra was the Great Void Sect’s signature spell, its name was widespread in the cultivating world.
Even Xiao Yan thought of the Heavenly Cage Mantra’s origins after a short period of confusion, unable to help but be surprised, “Did you just say the Heavenly Cage Mantra? You’re a disciple of the Great Void Sect?”
The green-gowned woman lightly nodded her head, “My name is Yan Mingyue, my sect is precisely the Great Void Sect.”
Xiao Yan’s expression became complicated and a bit saddened, “The Great Void Sect…”
Lin Feng was bitter in the mouth, he thought of the numerous rumours related to Xiao Yan in Wuzhou City, one of which is that when Xiao Yan displayed such astounding talent in the past that he once caught the attention of the Great Void Sect, and that they had intentions of taking Xiao Yan in.
Looking at Xiao Yan’s expression right now, you could tell that this rumour was real.
Even by using his toes to think, Lin Feng understood Xiao Yan’s current feelings. After all, that was to be publically acknowledged by the number one holy land in the world. Being able to become a disciple of the Great Void Sect would allow Xiao Yan to step upon a brilliant path of cultivation, and even bring prestige and honour to his entire Xiao Clan.
When Xiao Yan suddenly changed from a prodigy to a scrub, the Great Void Sect brushed past his shoulders. Not having the best, the Great Void Sect had become a massive regret for Xiao Yan.
To make matters worse, it might also involve the regrets of his deceased parents, such as “Even until death we did not get to see our son become a disciple of the Great Void Sect” and other such words.
Under these circumstances, if another opportunity to join the Great Void Sect was presented to Xiao Yan, what would he choose?
Lin Feng was slightly afraid to think any further…
“So what if it’s the Great Void Sect? So what if it’s the number one holy land?” Lin Feng steeled his heart, “If I get this Xiao Yan I might even be able to catch a Xiao Zhen’er, missing out on this amazing deal is sacrilegious!”
Lin Feng observed her closely and discovered that Yan Mingyue’s tone was calm and composed, her gaze Xiao Yan was apologetic but not fervent.
Yan Mingyue’s expression did not look fake, which meant that shewais merely apologetic towards Xiao Yan and any referral of Xiao Yan to the Great Void Sect would stem from pity. In fact, she did not think highly of Xiao Yan’s talent and was not determined to take him as her disciple.
It’s not surprising. Being from the Great Void Sect, she grew up amongst prodigies, and what kind of astounding prodigies had she not seen? She was probably a cultivating genius with shocking talent herself
This gave Lin Feng an opportunity. Lin Feng pondered non-stop in his heart, and a thought flashed across his mind all of a sudden.
Lin Feng’s face revealed a warm smile, his gaze turning towards Xiao Yan beside him.
“Taotie? It’s been a really long time since I last saw one…” Lin Feng’s gaze sized up the second ring in Xiao Yan’s palm, the corners of his lips curling into an interesting smile.
Xiao Yan blanked, Yan Mingyue’s gaze also turned towards Lin Feng, her eyes flashed with unfathomable brilliance.
“This fellow taoist has seen a living pure-blooded Taotie before?” Yan Mingyue stared at Lin Feng, her red lips lightly opening, “How do you address yourself?”
Lin Feng lightly smiled, “I am but a humble man from the mountains, my name is not worth mentioning. My surname is Lin, you can just call me Taoist Lin.”
Not waiting for Yan Mingyue to respond, Lin Feng continued saying, “Previously I heard fellow taoist Yan mention that ten years ago you were injured and then took shelter in this ring, right?”
Right now, Lin Feng had to regain the initiative of this conversation, he absolutely could not give Yan Mingyue a chance. He could not allow her to mention the notion of referring Xiao Yan to the Great Void Sect as compensation or Xiao Yan would immediately lower his head and bow down, and it’ll be none of Lin Feng’s business anymore.
Yan Mingyue glanced at Lin Feng, this glance seemed to see right into his heart. She might not know what Lin Feng was thinking exactly, but she clearly saw Lin Feng’s intent of controlling the initiative of the conversation.
Lin Feng’s expression was normal but the back of his palms were already sweating. This woman was too clever, it’s like she can see through the hearts of people. She was clearly as calm as water without any aggressive intentions, but she gave Lin Feng immense pressure.
Luckily, Yan Mingyue did not continue probing, instead calmly nodding her head, “It was indeed ten years ago.”
Due to the protection of the system, she could not see through the depths of Lin Feng’s level, and the number of people in this world that could do that were dar too little. Due to this, even though it’s their first time meeting, Yan Mingyue’s displayed a certain degree of respect towards Lin Feng.
Lin Feng nodded his head, “Not long ago I met a demon, that demon was also gravely injured and was forced to place its spirit in an old peach tree.”
Xiao Yan looked at Lin Feng strangely, not understanding why he suddenly mentioned this seemingly unrelated topic.
Yan Mingyue’s expression did not change, silently looking at Lin Feng and waiting for the next part.
Lin Feng lifted his eyes and looked straight at hers, the gazes of the two people were both calm and distant. Lin Feng said coolly, “According to the locals, that demon also suddenly appeared ten years ago. Oh right, it’s a female demon.”
A change finally occurred in Yan Mingyue’s expression, lowering her eyes, her thin, long eyelashes slightly trembling, “Does this fellow taoist know that female demon’s origins?”
Lin Feng shook his head and then looked at her, pausing after each word and saying, “I only know she calls herself Long Ye.”
Yan Mingyue’s face revealed a slight smile, gazing towards the distance.
After a long while, she let out a long sigh, “I didn’t die and sure enough she didn’t die either…”
Yan Mingyue turned her head towards Lin Feng and said seriously, “Thank you fellow taoist for telling me this news, do you know the whereabouts of that Long Ye?”
In his heart, Lin Feng thought: How the hell would I know that, once that female demon recovers, she is sure as hell going to come and give me trouble.
Still, he maintained his demeanor and shook his head indifferently, “This I do not know.”
While he spoke, Lin Feng was always closely observing Yan Mingyue, paying attention to every little change in her expression.
After she heard the news of Long Ye’s survival, Yan Mingyue’s eyes revealed a hint of melancholy, and even some anxiety.
Lin Feng heaved a sigh of relief, he knew that he made the right gamble.
This Yan Mingyue and that Long Yue must be arch-rivals; it was like a drama between the holy taoist maiden against the bewitching demon beauty.
In this drama, the two had similar beauty, talent and tao techniques. Through their battles, they came to they mutually admired and understand each other. However, because of their origins, they had to face each other as enemies… Wrong, it would be more accurate to call them frenemies.
… Generally speaking they might even fall in love with the same main character?
But that’s not important, what’s important was that after hearing Long Ye’s news, Yan Mingyue could not hold back the raging waves in her heart.
Even though she was able to maintain her composure, Lin Feng could tell that she could not wait to leave immediately to find Long Ye and fight another 300 rounds with her.
Under this circumstance, she shouldn’t be thinking about compensating Xiao Yan right?
At the very least, it’s no longer the most important matter.
Lin Feng decided to aggravate the situation further as he opened his mouth and asked, “Fellow taoist Yan, you have lost your physical body with just your soul residing in this ring, it’s probably very inconvenient for you to move around, right?”
Yan Mingyue’s eyes flashed. After taking a deep look at Lin Feng she said openly, “I have a way to reconstruct my physical body. It’s just that I need to make a lot of preparations. During this period I do indeed need to continue taking shelter in this ring. Even though it won’t harm my soul, I might lose my mana for nothing.”
Looking at Yan Mingyue who had already completely recovered her composure, alarms went off in Lin Feng’s mind, and he did not dare to relax at the slightest.
Seeing Yan Mingyue speak openly, Lin Feng also did not beat around the bush and said simply, “I might be able to help you.” As he finished speaking, Lin Feng took out the spirit calming grass.
Yan Mingyue recognised it immediately, “Spirit calming grass? The main ingredient of the soul anchoring pill. With the soul anchoring pill, I can indeed leave the ring and stabilize my soul, even traveling ten thousand miles in a day is something that is not out of the question.”
She took a deep look at Lin Feng and stopped speaking all of a sudden. Instead, she used her mana to transmit her voice to Lin Feng so that Xiao Yan would be prevented from listening in.
“Fellow taoist, why are you trying so hard? Is it for this Xiao Yan?”